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Jeff Fenwick appointed president and COO of Tarkett North America

Chagrin Falls, Ohio –Tarkett North America has named Jeff Fenwick president and COO with responsibility for all sales, marketing and support functions of Tarkett-branded hard surface business in the U.S. and Canada. This includes all business under the Tarkett Residential, Johnsonite and Azrock brands. Continue reading Jeff Fenwick appointed president and COO of Tarkett North America

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State of the Industry: Resilient grows in technology and reputation

How often are you lured by a product that promises to make your life effortlessly more simple? How many times do you hear, “get more for less” or “the most bang for your buck” in one day? Only in today’s economic climate would a word like bogo—buy one, get one—enter the national business lexicon.

Most people are pressed for time, money and resources and look to multitask wherever possible. Flooring is no exception. If Mrs. Consumer wants a wood floor but learns she can have exactly that look at a lower cost with easier installation and maintenance, she’ll jump at the chance. Authenticity in her home is purely cosmetic. Continue reading State of the Industry: Resilient grows in technology and reputation

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Resurgence of carpet and resilient; the new normal dictates value, function, innovation

As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining and this rings true in floor covering. A decidedly negative economic state found a ray of light in the resurgent sales of resilient flooring and carpet. On the decline for much of the early 21st century, these two categories have been consistently gaining market share throughout the financial downturn and beckoned sales in a climate where other categories suffered mightily.

“Resilient is on the rebound,” said David Sheehan, vice president of resilient business at Mannington Mills, “due in large part to the movement of the consumer toward products that are practical and pragmatic in today’s economy.” Continue reading Resurgence of carpet and resilient; the new normal dictates value, function, innovation

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Tarkett raises residential product prices

Chagrin Falls, Ohio—On May 25, Tarkett Residential announced it would implement a price increase on all resilient flooring products, including FiberFloor, vinyl sheet and Nafco branded floors. Increases of 6% will go into effect July 1, one month after the commercial price raise is executed.

Tarkett attributed the change to rising cost of materials, as cost cutting measures and internal expense reduction no longer sufficiently absorbed costs. Continue reading Tarkett raises residential product prices